Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a first-person shooter and latest installment of the Wolfenstein series, which occurs in an alternate, Nazi-run Europe of the 1960s.
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Story & Themes
When B.J. wakes up, he finds that the psychiatric asylum he had been recovering in is under attack by Nazi forces. B.J. and a nurse, Anya, are the only survivors, and they flee to Anya's grandparent's farm once the Nazis are dispatched. While at the farm, B.J. learns that there is a resistance against the Nazis headquartered in Berlin called the Kreisau Circle. Wishing to join up with them, B.J. and Anya are smuggled out of Poland with her grandparent's help. B.J. then embarks on a series of efforts and operations to put a stop to Deathshead once and for all.
Representation Wolfenstein: The New Order is surprisingly inclusive. Several strong, though perhaps morally ambiguous, female characters are present and play important roles, such as resistance leader Caroline Becker. The game also includes a character with a mental disability and does a decent job of portraying him sympathetically and as a fully realized character. Furthermore, the game addresses the terrible nature of discrimination in dialogue.
- What do you think of the game's alternate history? Is it at all plausible, or simply for entertainment purposes?
- Does playing as Blazkowicz make you feel invincible? Does this feeling affect the decisions you make?
- What do you think of the way Wolfenstein: The New Order portrays Nazism?
Action/Adventure, Shooter, Stealth
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Cannot be played online